Our province La Union is a province located in the north  of Manila. It is bordered on the west by the West Philippine Sea shoreline, making it a popular beach destination among local travelers looking for a quick weekend getaway near Manila. La Union’s capital city of San Fernando is the Ilocos Region’s cultural and commercial center.

Why should you visit?

There are spectacular and amazing views that would amaze and enlighten your moods. We have the scenery and beaches to offer. While on tour, you have many choices on where to stay. We have 5 star hotels, and transients to stay at.

Come and stay at the following resorts, while in La union.

The Little Surfmaid Resort
MacArthur Highway, 170 Urbiztondo,
San Juan, La Union, Philippines, 2514
Lowest price available: PHP 1701.00
Your price includes:
1 queen bed
Free breakfast for 2
Parking, Free WiFi
Pay nothing until February 1, 2022
Free cancellation before February 3, 2022

Monaliza Surf Resort
Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union, Philippines, 2514
Lowest price available:
PHP 1102.00
Your price includes:
1 queen bed
Book without credit card
Free Wi-Fi
Extra low price! (non-refundable)

EL Navi Surftown
MacArthur Highway, San Juan, La Union, Philippines, 2514
Lowest price available: PHP 2786.00
Your price includes:
1 Double bed
Free breakfast for 2
Parking, Welcome drink, Free WiFi

Thunderbird Resorts – Poro Point
Poro Point Freeport Zone, San Fernando, San Fernando, La Union, Philippines
5-star Hotel Deal
Lowest price available:
PHP 1102.00
Your price includes:
Deluxe Rooms 2 queen beds
Breakfast for 2
Parking, Free WiFi, Drinking water, Free fitness center access

Explore the most amazing places at La Union.

1. Urbiztondo Beach

Urbiztondo Beach in San Juan is known as the Surfing Capital of Northern Philippines, with surfing seasons typically falling July to October and November to March. Restaurants offering local and international fare along with shops selling local handicrafts and souvenir items are also nearby. With hotels and transients along the highway. One of the resort that has many to offer is the Kahuna beach resort, El Navi hotel,  Monalisa Surf Resort and many more.

2. Tangadan Falls

This is located in the town of San Gabriel, La Union, Tangadan Falls is a two-tier waterfall that flows into the Baroro River, with the water coming in from the Cordillera Mountain Ranges. The lower cascade of the falls has a width of 100 feet and a 40 foot drop, with a natural catch basin pool that is great for a quick dip on a hot summer’s day.

Wear sturdy walking shoes along with your swimsuit on your visit to Tangadan Falls, because you’ll be doing some light trekking along the way.

3. Poro Point and Lighthouse

Poro Point is a coastal landform on an elevated point of land that extends about 3.2KM into the West Philippine Sea. Historically called the San Fernando Point, it is found along the boundary of San Fernando bay near the international seaport.

4. Macho Temple

The Ma-Cho Temple’s architecture cuts a striking image across the La Union skyline. Nestled on top of a hill at an elevation of 70 above sea level along Quezon Avenue in San Fernando, the highest point offers a panoramic view of the West Philippine Sea and San Fernando harbor. It is the first Taoist temple in the Philippines that was built in 1975 to honor the Chinese sea-goddess Mazu.

5. Immuki Island

Immuki island is made up of a series of small lagoons filled with pools of water held together by corals. It has three crystal clear pools that are perfect to dip into on a hot, sunny day. Located in Barangay Paraoir in Balaoan, La Union, it is the type of place for visitors looking for a quiet, natural environment that is away from the usual crowd of noisy tourists.

6. Namacpacan Church

This Roman Catholic church is also known as The Santa Catalina de Alejandria Church and is located in Luna, La Union. Established in 1690, the church is placed under the advocacy of Saint Catherine of Alexandria and is the site where the wooden image of the Blessed Virgin Mary can be found.

The venerated image is formally called Our Lady of Namacpacan, locally known as “Apo Baket”. Several miracles are attributed to the image, A patroness of Ilocano travelers, the image stands at 6 feet and 4 inches, making it the tallest known statue of its kind in the country. 

7. Baluarte Watch Tower

The 400 year old Baluarte Watch Tower was built during the Spanish colonial period and served as a place to warn residents against pirates and foreign looters along the coastal town. The 5.6-meter high round-shaped tower provided a strategic vantage point as a lookout for the Spanish guards to prepare against possible attacks from Japanese, Moro and Chinese invaders during the Spanish era. It stands on an embankment along the scenic Pebble Beach in Barangay Victoria, a beach filled with multi-colored stones of various shapes and sizes. 

8. Pugad Pugo Adventure

Adrenaline junkies looking for a thrilling experience in La Union will find it at PUGAD Pugo Resort, an adventure park that offers fun activities with a zip line, giant swing, rappelling, paintball, wall climbing, ATV, and 10 swimming pools.

 It also has 94 cottages for rent, and facilities for overnight accommodations, along with air-conditioning, cable TV with  hot and cold bath.

9. Gapuz Grapes Farm

When tourists visit La Union, one of the first things that typically comes to mind is the beach.

But what most travelers don’t know is that La Union is also a top farm tour destination in the Philippines. One of the top farms in La Union is the Gapuz Grapes Farm. 

Grape farm owner Danny Gapuz started planting 100 cuttings of a type of variety called White Malaga and Black Ribier back in the 1980s in his hometown in Barangay Urayong, Bauang, La Union.

Visitors intrigued by the novelty of picking grapes under the heat of the tropical sun started posting their experiences over social media

You could do that in the Philippines without having to fly to Napa Valley or other places abroad. 

10. Red Clay Pagdamilian

The word “damili” translates to “the art of pottery making” in the Ilocano language and is the root word for the name Red Clay Pagdamilian, a popular pottery studio and shop that showcases local talent with beautiful pottery and other souvenir items for sale.The pottery and souvenir shop can be found along the National Highway on Barangay Taboc La Union.

And most of all, La Union has a delicacy that is mouth watering to offer.

Pokpoklo, is a traditional Ilokano seaweed delicacy that is abundant during summers. It is also popular throughout the Philippines. It is best served as an appetizer. Preparing it as a salad is simple. Just wash and rinse to get rid of any bit of dirt or sand clinging in the morsel-like weed. Then toss it with fresh tomato slices.

Bibingka ti Luna can be considered as the favorite among locals and visitors in Luna. Among the several producers of bibingka, Orang Nacionales can be considered as the grand master of all, with her 30 years experience baking bibingka

Inkiwar or  Biko  is a Filipino dessert or  meryenda. Which is made of sweet or glutinous rice with plenty of coconut milk. Biko is a hit during occasions like fiesta, All Saint’s Day.

TUPIG is another unique food of La Union  that is made or cooked. This unique food is made up of powderized glutinous rice or diket mixed with tagapulot , natural sugar from the sugar cane, sprinkled with strips of coconut meat. Then it is wrapped in a banana leaf. To cook it, you need to put heat above and below the container that holds the tupig.

 Bagoong nga Armang is one of  La Union food or sawsawan(sauce). This is again made up of the fish armang. This food is very fit with green mango (mangang hilaw) used as  sawsawan(sauce).

Patupat Patupat is a delicacy made from glutinous rice cooked in sugarcane juice. This popular Ilocano snack is usually prepared during summer when sugarcane is harvested.

Come and visit La Union. A mother nature where the heart is.


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